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Support Bill No. 44-31 to End the Shark Fin Trade in Guam

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Guam Vice Speaker BJ Cruz and Guam Natural Resources Committee Chair Senator Rory Respicio recently introduced a bill that could make it illegal to possess or sell shark fins and manta parts in Guam.

The bill has the potential to protect hundreds of thousands of sharks and rays from mutilation and slow death. 

Every year, millions of sharks are hunted for their fins. After a fin is cut off, the shark is tossed back into the water to await a tortuous death. Rays, especially manta rays, are killed primarily for their gill rakes. Research shows mantas only reproduce once every six years. The slow reproduction rate makes the animal extremely vulnerable to overfishing.

A hearing is scheduled for February 1st, and shark advocacy groups, Shark Savers, WildAid and Shark Defenders want to gather as many letters of support for the bill as possible.

Sign the petition below to send your letter of support to the Guam lawmakers.

 

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